Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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A 10-year-old River Falls girl has landed an acting role representing Girl Scouts in a Nestle’s Coffee-Mate national TV commercial.
A sheriff’s sale auction for the Schaffhausen house in River Falls where three young girls were killed more than a year ago by their father drew not one bidder Aug. 13 at the St. Croix County Government Center in Hudson.
Issac Anderson wanted to do his part for an acquaintance suffering from a deadly disease. Six months later, he helped someone in desperate need, but not anyone he knew. Like...
Juliana Urbach has a home-away-from home that’s all hers. And it’s right in her backyard.
RIVER FALLS--The man who spearheaded a pair of key projects sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity has submitted his resignation. After more than three years as Habitat...
Typically we see police officers in action -- at a crash, fire, handling a domestic or making a drunk driving arrest.
Wednesday evening, June 12, a 32-year town of El Paso man overturned his John Deere lawnmower after swerving sharply to avoid hitting the family dog. His left leg was pinned under the mower deck. The man's mother came out to help free his leg. Ellsworth Ambulance medics arrived to take David W. Forss to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for what were described as non-life threatening injuries. A spokesperson said Thursday Forss was in fair condition. The incident took place at N6310 490th St. in El Paso just after 6 p.m. The dog involved in the incident was a large, elderly German Shepherd.
St. Croix County will host a County Parks Open House Day Sunday, June 2, for all park visitors. The Open House Day offers free vehicle admission for all visitors into the county's three staffed parks - Glen Hills Park, Troy Beach and Homestead Parklands on Perch Lake. (Additional fees for camping, boat or canoe rentals, and group shelter rentals still apply.) Parks Operations Manager Dave Larson encourages area residents to discover and explore these St. Croix County parks.
Travelers of Hwy. 35N just outside of River Falls experienced a 15-minute road-closure mid-morning Wednesday, May 15, as crews from Xcel Energy strung new electrical cables as part of construction for the new interchange at Radio Road. Major earth-moving on the project began Tuesday, May 14, with two bulldozers stripping topsoil along the future Paulson Road right-of-way extension. Meanwhile, other crews were busy relocating phone and gas utilities. Three troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted with the temporary road closure.
The commute home to River Falls at the intersection of southbound Hwy. 35 and Radio Road was slowed late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, by a car vs. motorcycle collision. The injured motorcyclist, Michael D. Fisher, Jr., 33, Hammond, was heading south toward River Falls when a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Katie L. Anderson, 20, River Falls, allegedly failed to yield from a stop sign while pulling out from Radio Road. Police radio communications indicated that Fisher was conscious but had a broken leg, and that he was taken by River Falls Ambulance to Regions Hospital in St.